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Grab your ticket to Optimism 2024

Rakuten Optimism is returning to the US for the first time in five years! Our flagship event, themed “Fueling Meaningful Connections,” will gather thousands of retail marketing leaders and professionals for the season’s biggest marketing conference to connect, inspire and celebrate innovation. This year’s agenda is studded with celebrity speakers, insightful panels, and networking opportunities.  

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Rakuten Optimism is returning to the US for the first time in five years! Our flagship event, themed “Fueling Meaningful Connections,” will gather thousands of retail marketing leaders and professionals for the season’s biggest marketing conference to connect, inspire and celebrate innovation. This year’s agenda is studded with celebrity speakers, insightful panels, and networking opportunities.  

Expanding the reach and power of its shared brand across its network of advertisers and partners, Rakuten Optimism 2024 will bring together Rakuten Rewards‘ retail clients, agencies and brand partners, with Rakuten Advertising‘s core audience of advertisers, publishers, and agencies.  

“As we witness technology advancements, new marketing trends, and evolving consumer behavior, our clients and partners are operating in a dynamic new environment. Rakuten is uniquely positioned to be a leading voice in the industry and guide them through the challenges presented by this ever-changing landscape,” says Amit Patel, CEO and president of Rakuten International. “With the return of Rakuten Optimism, we are thrilled to establish a forum that connects industry peers and provides an elevated experience, addressing the most pressing business needs of our clients in the markets we serve.” 

What to expect at Optimism 2024

This year, we’re thrilled to share two-time Emmy award-winning actor, comedian, producer, and writer Jason Sudeikis will be the headline speaker at Rakuten Optimism. Tying to the conference theme, the Ted Lasso star will take center stage to discuss the power of optimism and storytelling to captivate audiences and create stronger connections. Monica Padman, co-host of Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, will be also taking the stage at Optimism to interview Jason as well as join “The Rise of Parasocial Relationships” panel.  

In case you needed another reason to join, check out more of what you’ll find at Optimism:  

  • Insightful panel discussions 
  • Enhanced networking and partnership opportunities 
  • Upgraded celebrations to honor industry achievements of Rakuten’s clients and partners 

Optimism will be an event like no other and you won’t want to miss it! Register for Optimism 2024 here. For more information on Rakuten Optimism 2024 or for sponsorship inquiries, email events@rakuten.com. 

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